With Spring around the corner, today is the day to start planting. Plant a Flower Day reminds you to get out and plant your favorite flower. Flowers are universally accepted as things which bring joy and happiness. They connect us by way of their beauty and even enrapture us with the thought of them. In them we find a path toward forgiveness, a symbol of love, a bright spot at the dinner table, and so much more. Poets and authors have captured us with the descriptive beauty of these lovely treasures; enough to inspire us to create a day devoted to planting them. So... grab a friend, pick a pot or a planting space, collect your supplies and get to it! Beauty awaits.
“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” - Helen Keller
History of Plant a Flower Day
The origin of Plant a Flower Day is an elusive one. We are unable to pinpoint a distinct start date or origin of the holiday. Despite this elusivity, the day has grown and is a good reminder to be encouraged to take part in this stress relieving, beauty building day.
Fun ideas for Plant a Flower Day
Make a Terrarium
Perhaps you enjoy hosting gatherings. It’s been months since the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, and everyone is anxiously awaiting Springs arrival. Consider bringing your friends and family back together for a fun Plant a Flower Day gathering. Here is an excellent article by Better Homes & Gardens: How to Host a Terrarium Party
Years ago I was given the “easiest indoor plant ever” that “can’t be killed.” Sure enough I killed that poor little “indestructible” Jade. Even if you’ve failed too in the past at being an indoor plant parent, I strongly suggest you give it another go. I am finally succeeding with a fiddle fig, peace lily and several succulents despite my rocky start.
Plant a Whole Flower Garden
Maybe you’re all in this year and planting a flower is just the beginning; you’re ready for a whole garden! If you’ve never planned a garden before, take this day to prepare. Here is a great article by Erin at Sidereal LIfe: How to Start a Flower Garden for Beginners.